Definition of Pastinaca
1. Noun. A rosid dicot genus of the family Umbelliferae; includes parsnips.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus, Apiaceae, Carrot Family, Family Apiaceae, Family Umbelliferae, Umbelliferae
Member holonyms: Parsnip, Pastinaca Sativa
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastinaca
Literary usage of Pastinaca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of Cultivated Vegetables: Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal by Henry Phillips (1822)
"THE garden parsnip, pastinaca sativa, is thought to be a native plant, and to have been procured by cultivation from the wild parsnip, pastinaca sylvestris ..."
2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"In reality, the pastinaca or Sting-ray is not venomous; but the wounds inflicted by the sting in its tail are highly dangerous, from their tendency to ..."
3. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"The former, an addition to the island list, was found in two places on pastinaca sativa; the latter occurred on its usual foodplant, in Lorden Copse, ..."